The Future Lasts Forever has ratings and 14 reviews. Abailart said: In the philosopher strangled his wife. After a lifetime of mental illness, h. BOOK REVIEW / The philosopher emperor who had no clothes: ‘The Future Lasts a Long Time’ – Louis Althusser; trs Richard Veasey: Chatto. In a curiously lucid and compelling narrative, Althusser (), a distinguished neo-Marxist French intellectual, explains his life.

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The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

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On November 16,Louis Althusser, while massaging his wife’s neck, discovered he had strangled her. The world-renowned French philosopher was immediately confined to an insane asylum, and his murderous act was officially deemed “temporary insanity.


An instant bestseller in France, this powerful literary document is now available to American audiences for the first time.

Reminiscent to many readers of Strindberg’s Diary of a Madman, Althusser’s book is clearly an explanation designed to persuade the world, and perhaps himself, of his innocence. But The Future Lasts Forever is much more – it s a profound yet subtle exercise in documenting madness from the inside.

Born inLouis Althusser was one of the most influential French thinkers of the post-war period.

The author of Reading Capital, For Marx, and many other books, he lived in Paris until his death in First Thus 1st Printing. The Future Lasts Forever: The New Press, A clean, unmarked and unclipped copy in a Brodart jacket cover. The largest second-hand bookshop in the Midlands.

The Future Lasts Forever

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